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14th Jun '13 2:00:46 AM FastEddie
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[[redirect:AllStoriesAreRealSomewhere]]Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/TheNumberOfTheBeast'' introduces the concept of the "World as Myth" which supposes that all fictional universes are equally real and, moreover, are accessible to one another via interdimensional travel.

The act of authorship is what creates said universes, which leads to the interesting notion that the characters in any given universe may be controlled, at any given moment, by an Author from another. Characters could, in theory, meet their own Author. Conversely, each Author is a character in someone else's fiction.

''Literature/TheNumberOfTheBeast'' and its two sequels make extensive use of the concept to permit a MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover between all the fictional universes that Heinlein wrote and those of several other authors of his era.

!!Heinlein novels explicitly set in the World as Myth:
[[index]]
* ''Literature/TheNumberOfTheBeast''
* ''Literature/TheCatWhoWalksThroughWalls''
* ''Literature/ToSailBeyondTheSunset''
[[/index]]

!!Tropes embodied or directly implied by the World as Myth:
* AlternateUniverse
* CosmicRetcon
* MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover
* TheMultiverse
* MutuallyFictional
* RageAgainstTheAuthor
* RecursiveCanon
* TimeTravel
13th Jan '13 5:55:44 PM troacctid
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Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/TheNumberOfTheBeast'' introduces the concept of the "World as Myth" which supposes that all fictional universes are equally real and, moreover, are accessible to one another via interdimensional travel.

The act of authorship is what creates said universes, which leads to the interesting notion that the characters in any given universe may be controlled, at any given moment, by an Author from another. Characters could, in theory, meet their own Author. Conversely, each Author is a character in someone else's fiction.

''Literature/TheNumberOfTheBeast'' and its two sequels make extensive use of the concept to permit a MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover between all the fictional universes that Heinlein wrote and those of several other authors of his era.

!!Heinlein novels explicitly set in the World as Myth:
[[index]]
* ''Literature/TheNumberOfTheBeast''
* ''Literature/TheCatWhoWalksThroughWalls''
* ''Literature/ToSailBeyondTheSunset''
[[/index]]

!!Tropes embodied or directly implied by the World as Myth:
* AlternateUniverse
* CosmicRetcon
* MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover
* TheMultiverse
* MutuallyFictional
* RageAgainstTheAuthor
* RecursiveCanon
* TimeTravel

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Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/TheNumberOfTheBeast'' introduces the concept of the "World as Myth" which supposes that all fictional universes are equally real and, moreover, are accessible to one another via interdimensional travel.

The act of authorship is what creates said universes, which leads to the interesting notion that the characters in any given universe may be controlled, at any given moment, by an Author from another. Characters could, in theory, meet their own Author. Conversely, each Author is a character in someone else's fiction.

''Literature/TheNumberOfTheBeast'' and its two sequels make extensive use of the concept to permit a MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover between all the fictional universes that Heinlein wrote and those of several other authors of his era.

!!Heinlein novels explicitly set in the World as Myth:
[[index]]
* ''Literature/TheNumberOfTheBeast''
* ''Literature/TheCatWhoWalksThroughWalls''
* ''Literature/ToSailBeyondTheSunset''
[[/index]]

!!Tropes embodied or directly implied by the World as Myth:
* AlternateUniverse
* CosmicRetcon
* MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover
* TheMultiverse
* MutuallyFictional
* RageAgainstTheAuthor
* RecursiveCanon
* TimeTravel
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23rd Aug '12 7:47:59 PM Sheora
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Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''TheNumberOfTheBeast'' introduces the concept of the "World as Myth" which supposes that all fictional universes are equally real and, moreover, are accessible to one another via interdimensional travel.

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Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''TheNumberOfTheBeast'' ''Literature/TheNumberOfTheBeast'' introduces the concept of the "World as Myth" which supposes that all fictional universes are equally real and, moreover, are accessible to one another via interdimensional travel.



''TheNumberOfTheBeast'' and its two sequels make extensive use of the concept to permit a MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover between all the fictional universes that Heinlein wrote and those of several other authors of his era.

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''TheNumberOfTheBeast'' ''Literature/TheNumberOfTheBeast'' and its two sequels make extensive use of the concept to permit a MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover between all the fictional universes that Heinlein wrote and those of several other authors of his era.



* ''TheNumberOfTheBeast''

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* ''TheNumberOfTheBeast''''Literature/TheNumberOfTheBeast''
3rd Jul '12 8:42:37 AM Nohbody
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RobertAHeinlein's ''TheNumberOfTheBeast'' introduces the concept of the "World as Myth" which supposes that all fictional universes are equally real and, moreover, are accessible to one another via interdimensional travel.

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RobertAHeinlein's Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''TheNumberOfTheBeast'' introduces the concept of the "World as Myth" which supposes that all fictional universes are equally real and, moreover, are accessible to one another via interdimensional travel.
25th May '12 3:13:49 PM Fighteer
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24th May '12 12:36:31 PM Fighteer
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''NumberOfTheBeast'' and all subsequent Heinlein novels make extensive use of the concept to permit a MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover between all the fictional universes that Heinlein wrote and those of several other authors of his era.

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''NumberOfTheBeast'' ''TheNumberOfTheBeast'' and all subsequent Heinlein novels its two sequels make extensive use of the concept to permit a MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover between all the fictional universes that Heinlein wrote and those of several other authors of his era.
23rd May '12 1:36:50 PM Fighteer
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The act of authorship is what creates said universes, which leads to the interesting notion that the characters in any given universe may be controlled, at any given moment, by an Author from another. Characters could, in theory, meet their own Author.

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The act of authorship is what creates said universes, which leads to the interesting notion that the characters in any given universe may be controlled, at any given moment, by an Author from another. Characters could, in theory, meet their own Author.
Author. Conversely, each Author is a character in someone else's fiction.
23rd May '12 1:35:56 PM Fighteer
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